James Milner names Wilfred Zaha as most difficult opponent.
The highly experienced English midfielder picks the Crystal Palace winger as the most tricky attacker he has played against.
The Ex-city man played against the likes of Lionel Messi and Cristiano Ronaldo, but Liverpool singled out Eagle’s winger Wilfried Zaha as the most difficult opponent he has come up against.
Since his transfer from Manchester City in 2015, the 33-year old English has featured four times against, having been sent off on two occasions during encounters against the Ivorian.
“I’ve been sent off for tackles on him [Zaha] twice,” Milner told the Guardian.
“He’s a talent. Unpredictable.
“You see how difficult it is to deal with him when you’re watching him. And when you play against Zaha he’s tricky and very tough to face.”
In top form, Zaha can be devastating currently averaging 4.3 successful dribbles per game, the most of any player in the Premier League, which has consistently led the chart in the last two seasons.
Zaha happened to be the major cause of a VAR controversy in Palace’s 2-2 draw at Arsenal on Sunday.
It appeared he dived in the penalty area from a challenge by Chambers, promoting referee Martin Atkinson’s booking for simulation instead of awarding a penalty.
Dramatically, VAR intervened and ruled in favour of Zaha instead, a penalty which Luka Milivojevic converted sublimely to put them back in the game before Jordan Ayew levelled in the second half.
With the result, the Eagles now sit in sixth place in the league table with 15 points from 10 matches.